Last night, my family and I had the opportunity to go see Disney on Ice, Toy Story 3. Not only did we get to see the show, but beforehand we got to meet some of the characters, some other fantastic bloggers, have some yummy food, and make a craft as a family.
We got down to Atlanta early. Since it’s about a 3 hour trip, I wanted to make sure we were there in plenty of time and didn’t miss any of the action. We spent about an hour walking around the CNN Center, and then it was finally time to head over and sign in to get our tickets.
We signed in, got a fantastic little gift bag, and then we were immediately escorted up the big escalator to a special meeting room. It was all decked out with balloons and decorations. We grabbed a seat right by the front, because we wanted to be the first to see which special characters would be visiting us that night.
We had some food, colored in the special coloring books, and watched the clips about all the fantastic shows that Feld Entertainment puts on each year. (It’s not just limited to Disney on Ice!)
All of a sudden, out walk Woody & Buzz!!! The boys were in heaven. There were their two favorite characters right in front of them. They were the first to jump into line to meet the characters. Parker was less than thrilled. He’s never been exposed to someone in costume before, so he didn’t know what to think. Here’s how the photo with my 5 Vinez Monkeys with Buzz & Woody turned out:
After everyone got a chance to meet Woody & Buzz, it was time for them to leave and get ready for the show. We hollered our goodbyes, and the boys couldn’t wait to see them again on the ice.
We then made our very own Mr. Potatohead to take home. Each of the boys made one, and Lucy and I made one together. The boys said mine turned out looking more like “Picasso Potatohead” so I won’t scare you off with a picture of it. But here are the boys’ potatoheads:
Then, it was time to head down to our seats. We were completely shocked to find out we were right on the ice! Second row in, with a straight shot of the ice. It was amazing!
We bought the kids some cotton candy, (after all, who could resist those adorable alien heads that came with it?), and got ready to watch the show. Of course, I had to get a picture of my boys with their alien hats on:
When the show started, and the kids didn’t move. They were mesmerized the entire time. Jace’s favorite part was when Buzz came flying in on a rocket! See for yourself:
It was awesome!
Zander loved how much Woody was featured in the show. Lucy loved the scenes with Jessie and Barbie. Parker just loved it all! Even my teenager, Ashley, said she really enjoyed the show and was glad she went. (Even though at one point, Mr. Potatohead splashed water on her when he went to stop. It was great!) My favorite scenes were with Barbie and Ken. They were hysterical!
The first half of the show went quickly, and Jace didn’t understand that there was an intermission. He burst into tears, because he hadn’t gotten to see Buzz that much. I assured him that Buzz would be back, and we’d be seeing a lot more of him in the second half of the show. I was right! Buzz was back, and he was great! They put in the “Spanish Buzz” scene, along with a lot more.
The entire show was wonderful. Everyone loved it. The first half went back to the original Toy Story and Toy Story 2 a lot, but the entire second half was dedicated to Toy Story 3. There was a ton of really great music that got the kids up off the seats, movin’ and a groovin’. And hubby and I couldn’t help but sing along, too – much to the kids’ dismay.
Overall, it was definitely a night we will never forget. We had so much fun, and everyone enjoyed the show. A huge THANK YOU to Feld Entertainment for providing us with such a great night, and making my kids’ dreams come true. Lucy keeps saying that she wants to go back everyday, so you definitely made an impression on her!
If you’re in the Atlanta area, there’s still time to catch the show! They’re running tonight through Sunday, and if you can get there, you definitely should! Here’s a list of the show times still remaining:
- Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 7:30 PM
- Friday, October 15, 2010 at 10:30 AM
- Friday, October 15, 2010 at 7:30 PM
- Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 11:00 AM
- Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 2:30 PM
- Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 6:30 PM
- Sunday, October 17, 2010 at 12:00 PM
- Sunday, October 17, 2010 at 4:00 PM
Ticket Prices: Tickets start at $14 ($14, $22, $30, $35, $50 VIP and $75 Rinkside)
Order at www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone, 800-745-3000
If you’re not in Atlanta, you can still find out when the show is coming to your area. Just check out the Disney on Ice website. You can also find Disney on Ice on Facebook and youtube. (Here’s the link for the Atlanta area Disney on Ice on Facebook.)
Also, be sure to search the hashtag #DOIAtlanta on twitter to see my thoughts, (as well as other bloggers’), during the show.
Disclaimer: I was contacted by a member of mPRessions on behalf of Feld Entertainment. I received tickets for my family to see Disney on Ice, Toy Story 3. Those tickets are only for review purposes and are not monetary compensation. I am not being compensated in any other way for these posts.